Monthly Archives: August 2013

Good Black Don’t Crack…If There’s A Good Skin Care Routine Behind It

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I started suffering from acne when I was 13. I hated it with a passion because it added to my geekiness: glasses,braces,and now acne. I didn’t really talk about it and it upset me when my dumb brothers noticed it. My mom told me to use alcohol to dry it out and I washed my face with Dove soap,then spot treated with alcohol. The alcohol dried up the acne and left my skin feeling tight,so I ditched it.

I thought the acne would cease once puberty was over. It did except on my forehead. Whenever I was stressed or it was that time of the month,my forehead went crazy. I had enough so I decided to start doing a trial and error with different products. I started with some unknown brand and it gave me headaches and dizzy spells. Then I found Aveeno. I trusted it for my eczema, so why not for my face.

I started using Aveeno Positively Radiant foam cleanser and its moisturizer. It worked! Of course I didn’t see results right away,but after about a month,the acne started disappearing and my skin tone evened out. The ugly duckling was turning into a swan! I’ve been using it for six years now. However,I did build a regimen recently. Since I have been trying to be natural with my hair care,why not skin care too?

In the morning, I wash my face with either Aveeno foam cleanser or Clearasil Acne Wash &Face Mask. I do the mask once a week for  a minute. I sometimes add a couple drops of tea tree oil because of its anti bacterial,antiviral,and antifungal properties. You can also add a few drops to your moisturizer. Don’t apply directly to your face because its very potent and can irritate skin. I use an exfoliator scrub once a week to clear away dead skin cells. My current brand of choice is Neutrogena Naturals Exfoliating Acne Scrub. It doubles as a acne fighter so when I don’t use my Clearasil,I’m still treating my acne. After washing my face,I moisturize. I LOVE and REFUSE to leave Aveeno Positively Radiant Moisturizer. I’ve been using it for years because it has a broad spectrum SPF of 15,so I’m good in summer& winter. Yes ladies, u need sun protection in the winter!

I’m hoping to use more products in the Neutrogena Naturals line. It’s another way of using things that are more natural just as I try to do with my hair.
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Lip Tip:
Try Baby Lips sunscreem lip balm to have some added protection to those lips!

So,ladies, what products are you using to take care of you fierce face?

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